Join us as we bring the Panic! to Kansas City. Held in the historic Screenland Armour theater our film festival features horror, thriller and sci-fi films.

Some of the films we debuted in previous festivals include Elijah Wood’s Maniac remake, Flight of the Conchords' What We Do in the Shadows (North American Debut), Dark Was the Night and many more.

In addition to our feature film lineup we also host a short film showcase that attendees vote for the best of fest. Our festival also features live podcasts (Last Podcast on the Left) with Q&A sessions. Take a break from the action and check out some of our amazing vendors in the loft or vintage arcade games.

All of this brought to you by Boulevard Brewing Company in collaboration with Screenland Theaters and

Short Film Showcase - Best of Show*
Best Director - Feature Film
Best Film - Feature Film
Audience Choice - Feature Film*
Best Actress - Feature Film
Best Actor - Feature Film

*Voted By Festival Goers at the Festival

Other Awards Will Be Voted by A Selection of Festival Judges.

Feature films must be from 2017 without regular release. Films do not need to be in finished state to submit, please mark these as WIP (Work in Progress) Submission.

Only one feature may be submitted per filmmaker, per year.

Non-English language films must have subtitles burned in for submission.

Short films should be no longer than 20 minutes in length to submit.

Submission does not guarantee entry into festival. Filmmakers will be notified no later than Jan. 12 2018 if their film has be accepted into the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Clarissa Jacobson

    I wasn't able to attend, but had a great experience with this fest. Not only were they always responsive to emails but they did a lot of promoting of the film - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. And the fest has as huge following - it sold out within weeks. Highly recommended!

    February 2018
  • Ray Kermani

    To notch festival! We appreciate the excellent communication as well as the amazing networking. Thumbs up!

    February 2018
  • Without a doubt one of the best genre film festivals that caters to both the horror and filmmaker crowd. Adam and Tim put on a fantastic show and treated us all like family. One of the best experiences I’ve had. If you submit to this one make it your number one priority to attend!

    January 2018